International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS 2019)
May 9 to 12, 2019
Western Michigan University
The proposed session is devoted to the construction and visualization of women as reflected in apocryphal sources with the aim of bringing into attention this generally neglected topic/sources which seem to be underrepresented. The existent literature, in the general field of apocrypha, indicates that there is space for debate on issues connected to gender in these sources.
Christie’s Education New York, June 26 – 27, 2018
Deadline: Jul 15, 2017
Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts
Call for Sessions
Following the success of the 250-anniversary conference held in London
in July 2016, Christie’s Education is organizing its second academic
conference on the theme of women in the arts. The Conference will take
place at Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza in New York on Tuesday June
26th and Wednesday June 27th 2018.
From Antiquity to today, women have always played a significant role in
the arts and their markets. With this call for sessions, we welcome
proposals coming from a wide range of disciplines that would consider
women’s diverse contributions to the arts from a transnational and
transhistorical perspective. We hope that the sessions will reflect the
global and historical diversity of the issues at stake.
This conference is not advocating for a separate history nor an
alternative history of art and its markets, but rather we want to look
at the central role played by women in the creation, development,
support and preservation of the arts and, also how their contribution
has changed over time.
Sessions should consider globally and throughout history women as
artists, patrons and collectors of art and architecture, dealers and
brokers, art historians and art critics as well as curators and
preservers of culture. From the presence of women in emerging and
established art centers to historical aristocratic patronage and back
in time to the medieval period and antiquity we hope that the sessions
will investigate a diverse range of topics.
Deadline for Session Proposals:
We encourage academics across disciplines and art professionals to
submit proposals for individual sessions. Sessions will be 115 (4 x 20
minute papers) or 90 minutes (3 x 20 minute papers) in length. Please
send a 250/300-word abstract to Dr. Cecily Hennessy
(email@example.com) and Dr. Véronique Chagnon-Burke
(firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 15th 2017.
Call for Papers: Other Spaces: Gender and Architecture in the Imagination, International Medieval Congress at University of Leeds (IMC 2017), July 3-6, 2017 Deadline: September 12, 2016
Paper Panel sponsored by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS)
Recent scholarship has drawn attention to the significant roles played by medieval women as patrons of architecture and to the ways in which gender informed the design and function of architectural sites. But what about representations of women and architecture in the medieval imagination? How do visual materials such as manuscript illuminations, paintings and tapestries, and literary works, such as dream visions, conceptualize the relationship between women and architectural space? To what degree are gender and architecture mutually constituted? What conclusions can we draw about spaces considered feminine, and how do these spaces renegotiate the divisions between private and public? Given the longstanding associations between the female body and enclosure, what is the relationship between gender roles and real or imagined enclosures? In what ways do gendered imagined spaces help reconceive real spaces, or vice versa?
Though all topics will be considered, we are particularly eager for papers that address female identity and agency as figured through architectural forms.
How to submit: Please send your name and affiliation, a paper title and abstract (200-250 words) to Boyda Johnstone (email@example.com) & Alexandra Verini (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sept. 12, 2016.
Professor Thomas Coomans will give a lecture entitled ‘Late Medieval Beguinages in the Low Countries: A ‘Poor’ Architecture for Semi-Religious Women’ at 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 5 March at the Society of Antiquaries (Burlington House, Piccadilly, London).
Tea is available from 4.30 pm. The lecture forms a part of the British Archaeological Association’s 2013-14 lecture series, and is open to all.